Heavy Rainfall Causes 12 Weather-Related Incidents in Bali, No Casualties Reported

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On Thursday morning, a substantial rainfall in Bali resulted in several hydro-meteorological disasters, such as floods and fallen trees. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Bali, 12 locations were affected by these weather-related incidents after three hours of relentless rain from 05:00 to 08:00 local time.

I Made Rentin, the head of the BPBD of Bali, reassured that there were no casualties or injuries reported as a result of the floods or fallen trees that hit residential areas. “There were no reports of casualties or injuries. Everything has been taken care of,” he stated.

The majority of the hydro-meteorological disasters occurred in Denpasar. The heavy rainfall caused waterlogging in four areas of the Badung Regency, namely Simpang Unud Jimbaran, Jalan Dewi Kunti Seminyak, Jalan Dewi Sita, and Jalan Pantai Kuta. In the Denpasar area, six flood incidents were recorded, specifically in Jalan Gunung Soputan Desa Padang Sumbu Kelod, Jalan Padang Mekar, Jalan Griya Anyar Suwung Kauh, Jalan Permata Hijau, Jalan Gunung Lumut, and TK Kumala Sari.

The Badung Regency Disaster Management Agency recorded an average water height reaching the knees of adults, while the Denpasar City Disaster Management Agency reported an average water height of 60 to 100 centimetres.

In addition to the flood incidents, two cases of fallen trees damaging residential properties were reported in Denpasar. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Based on the forecast by the Denpasar Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency, heavy rainfall is expected to continue in various areas from 4-6 April 2024, including the regencies of Bangli, Tabanan, Karangasem, Gianyar, Klungkung, Badung, and Denpasar. Furthermore, from 7-10 April 2024, heavy rainfall is predicted in the regencies of Jembrana, Karangasem, Tabanan, Bangli, and Gianyar.

The public is advised to remain vigilant in the face of extreme weather conditions.

Moreover, data from the Denpasar Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency indicates that from 4 to 6 April 2024, the southern part of Bali is at risk of strong winds due to the presence of wind convergence around the Bali area, which also supports the formation of rain clouds. The wind speed is estimated to range from 4-40 km per hour, with the potential for waves exceeding 2 metres in height.

As a result, residents of the southern part of Bali are urged to be cautious of strong winds in the coming days.

In conclusion, it is crucial for the residents of Bali to stay informed about the potential risks and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of heavy rainfall and strong winds.


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